Halloween is just around the corner and it’s time to get crafty!
One of our favorite crafts this year is this Frankenstein tissue paper craft! Not only does it help to develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, but it also helps them to learn how to follow directions.
And what could be more fun than making a cute Frankenstein? Kids will love cutting and gluing the pieces of tissue paper together to create their own little monster.
They’ll get a kick from seeing their creation come to life. So next time you’re looking for a fun activity for your kids, consider crafting. It’s sure to be a hit!
Also, be sure to check out our other Halloween crafts for kids!
Fun Frankenstein Craft
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- Tissue paper squares
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Frankenstein template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the Frankenstein template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Spread glue on the entire portion of Frankenstein’s hair, then glue black paper along all of it.
Next, spread glue along the face part of Frankenstein and glue the green tissue paper all over it.
Take Frankenstein’s eyes and glue them, one on each side, to the middle of his head.
Place the nose just below the eyes and glue it in place.
Position Frankenstein’s eyebrows above each eye and glue it in place.
Glue the bolts on both sides of Frankenstein’s head, just above the ears.
Create his mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Cut off any excess paper that hangs off the mouth piece.
Finish up by gluing the mouth in the middle of the head, just below the nose.
If your kids loved making this tissue paper craft, they’re sure to love our other tissue paper crafts too!
Halloween Ideas For Kids
Halloween is a great time to get creative with your kids! There are so many fun and festive things you can do together to get into the Halloween spirit.
We’ve listed a few ideas below. However, whatever you do with them, make sure to have fun and enjoy this special time with your little ones! Happy Halloween!
Kids’ Halloween Books
Reading books to your kids is a great way to promote literacy and a love of reading. It can also be a lot of fun!
When you read to your kids, you can use different voices for the characters, which can help them to better understand the story.
Below are some of the top-rated Halloween books for kids. Add them to your home collection or borrow them from your local library.
Room On The Broom: This has to be one of our favorite Halloween books of all time! The story follows a witch and her cat as they happen upon some animals who help the witch. There’s danger, mystery, and friendship in this adorable children’s story.
5 Minute Spooky Stories: We love Disney’s 5-minute storybooks and this one is perfect for Halloween! See how all your favorite Disney characters celebrate this spooky holiday.
Ten Timid Ghosts: This is a fun countdown book about a witch who moves into a haunted house where 10 ghosts already live. The witch scares the ghosts out one by one until they devise a scheme to get her out of their house. This Halloween children’s book is good for kids who love rhyming stories!
Halloween Crafts For Kids
Bat Shape Craft – As Halloween approaches, many people start to think about how they can make their homes and classrooms more festive. One great way to do this is by making a simple bat craft. Not only will it add a touch of holiday cheer, but it will also help the kids develop scissor skills as they practice cutting out the shapes!
Mummy Popsicle Stick Craft – This mummy craft is a great introductory popsicle stick craft since it’s so basic! Let the kids make their own version and have tons of fun. You can also add a stick on magnet on the back to hang it on the fridge.
Candy Corn Halloween Craft – If your kids love candy corn, they’ll have a blast creating this candy corn that looks like Frankenstein! It’s super cute and quick to make!
Handprint Witch Craft – This witch is a spooky, yet easy, craft to make with the kids. All you need is the printable template and a few supplies. This is a great project for younger kids, as it’s simple and quick to do.
Kids’ Halloween Activities
Candy corn is one of those classic Halloween candy items that just everyone loves – especially kids! So what could be better than candy corn pattern worksheets for them to work on around Halloween time? Not only will it help them with their counting and patterning skills, but it will also be loads of fun because it’s all Halloween-themed!
Halloween is one of the best times of the year to play “I Spy.” After all, what’s more fun than searching for Halloween characters in a spooky scene? These Halloween I Spy printables make the game even more exciting, as they’re filled with Halloween characters like mummies, ghosts, and spiders. Simply print out the printable and let the search begin!
Halloween is a great time to break out the matching games! Not only are they super fun, but they’re also great for developing memory skills. And what kid doesn’t love Halloween? With this Halloween matching game, they can celebrate their favorite holiday while also sharpening their minds. So if you’re looking for a fun and educational activity for your little ones this Halloween, be sure to check it out!
We’ve put together a list of our favorite Halloween activities for kids that are sure to get the kids into the spooky spirit. From crafts to spooky lunch notes, we’ve got you covered. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy this spooktacular season!
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More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Tissue paper squares
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Frankenstein template
- Download the Frankenstein template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Spread glue on the entire portion of Frankenstein's hair, then glue black paper along all of it.
- Next, spread glue along the face part of Frankenstein and glue the green tissue paper all over it.
- Take Frankenstein's eyes and glue them, one on each side, to the middle of his head.
- Place the nose just below the eyes and glue it in place.
- Position Frankenstein's eyebrows above each eye and glue it in place.
- Glue the bolts on both sides of Frankenstein's head, just above the ears.
- Create his mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Cut off any excess paper that hangs off the mouth piece.
- Finish up by gluing the mouth in the middle of the head, just below the nose.